I rented one of these for a wedding this weekend...I have heard a lot about this lens since it is the only AF semi-wide fast prime that Nikon has made in recent years. I am not a wide angle kinda gal, so I have had some trouble coming up with compositions that work well for this focal length. Also, I am a little disappointed in the sharpness and colors. Granted, I have been shooting wide open or close to wide open and mostly at higher ISO's with it all weekend. I still have the evening left to play with it, so if you have one or have used one, I'd love to see some sample photos for some inspiration...Let's see what you've got. I'll try to put a few up here, too. Thanks for looking. I am looking forward to your images!